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mike: from icy in spots to wet for all overnight into wednesday. how much rain we could see, plus when snow could fall for some, tom: a fire in bedford destroys a 13,000 square foot home. the challenge firefighters faced in getting water to the scene. shelley: experts say the state is on track to set a grim record. the number of drug overdose deaths so far this year and the drug involved in the majority of them. tom: republican presidential candidate donald trump campaigned in waterville valley tonight. his plan for giving veterans reliable access to health care. shelley: toys and gift cards ready to be given to families in need stolen. how organizers from operation santa claus plan to make sure the holidays aren' t spoiled. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 tonight. shelley: were going to talk
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about the weather. a difficult afternoon on the roads in many parts of the state as drivers dealt with freezing good evening, i' tom: i' m tom griffith. conditions will likely improve overnight. that' s the good news. chief meteorologist mike haddad is here to explain what to expect tonight and tomorrow morning. mike: mostly rain out there tonight but there are a few pockets near 32 degrees in that means a slight chance of more icing in the next few hours. also notice splashes of pink on the radar in and around mount washington valley, west through the plymouth area and down to the lake son of the zone. temperatures right near 32 degrees. that means any untreated surface will likely glaze up. notice plymouth at 32, concord at 33. any area to the north and west of the state capital into parts of the lakes region experiencing some light blazing.
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concern will continue for a couple more hours. the freezing rain advisory extended until 4 a.m. -- 4:00 a.m. for most of central and southern new hampshire. tomorrow morning it' s mainly rain statewide but what about more changes by the end of the week? we will look at all of that straight ahead. tom: we' re learning more about the 5 alarm fire that gutted a home in bedford today. because of the size of this house the state fire marshal' s office has been asked to assist in the search for a cause. for safety reasons, investigators won' t attempt to go into the house until the morning. jean mackin spoke to firefighters who will be monitoring the scene overnight. jean: firefighters from a dozen towns spent hours battling the fire here in bedford. while they could not save the house, the family that lived here is safe. flames filled the 13,000 square foot home on burleigh terrace in bedford. around 12:30 tuesday afternoon, someone inside the house called to report smoke. the first arriving firefighters spotted flames shooting from the roof.
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they attempted to fight the fire inside, but were forced out and into a defensive operation. the bedford fire department says 5 adults and 2 children all members of the same family are safe. >> the property owner was home, they had some workers here and on arrival everyone was out of the building. jean: no one was hurt. even the family' s pet hamster was rescued. but there was no saving the home. firefighters poured up to 180,000 gallons of water onto the house. they say the closest hydrant is nearly a mile away, so they used a tanker shuttle to get water to the fire. >> they had multiple porta-tanks set up that held 2,000 or 2,500 gallons of water. they had 2 of those set up and they were shuttling donw the road a mile, mile and a half to get water and come back. jean: with the fire under control the focus turns to the cause. because of the size of the house, the state fire marshal' s office has been asked to assist in the investigation once the
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house. >> we can' t make it to the area of orgin due to the damage done to the house. its deemed unsafe. >> we' ve had a couple interior building collapses, so before we put personnel in there to start investigating, we have to make sure the building is safe for us to go in. jean: the fire department says the family not only lost their house but everything in it and that they are understandably distraught. the red cross did offer to help the family with any immediate needs. in bedford, jean mackin, wmur news9. shelley: no one was hurt in a fire at a 150-year-old home in exeter this evening. firefighters arrived at eight oak street and found the back of the house was fully involved. one firefighter did suffer minor injuries from cut glass. the assistant chief told us his crews moved quickly to keep the rest of the 3 story home from sustaining too much damage.
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>> heavy fire in the rear pretty much destroyed the rear section. we had crews do an aggressive interior attack and they were able to get to the scene of the fire and not down the fire. shelley: crews will be back on scene tomorrow to see what sparked the fire. tom: yet another fire this morning in barnstead. the person who made the emergency call live at the home on windsor way and said she was having trouble removing a disabled family member. barnstead police were first one the scene and were able to get the person to safety. there were no injuries, but the structure was damaged. >> the have -- the family will be displaced while repairs are made. tom authorities say the fire : appears to have started in an electrical box. hampton falls police say calls for an overdose turned into a
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no one answered the door when police officers and firefighters got to the house on exeter road just after noon. when they got inside, police say a man who appeared to be under the influence made a threat involving a weapon. the officers left the house, and a few hours later they convinced the man to come out. mark tracy is due in court tomorrow on charges including criminal threatening. shelley: some disturbing end of the year statistics highlight just how bad the drug crisis has become in our state and there is still a month in the year left. the news is graham. the regional director for american medical response says new hampshire is projected to set a record for drug deaths this year. >> we' ve been watching this very carefully for about a year now, keeping statistics and sharing them with everyone that we can, public health, police, fire across the state. shelley: here are some of the you read -- newly released numbers. the state medical examiner says there have been 295 deaths connected to opioids in 2015. but the projected number of drug related deaths for this year is
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expected to hit 357, once some suspected overdose cases are confirmed. that' s 31 more fatal drug overdoses, than the 326 cases confirmed at the end of 2014. >> a significant increase. a very, very large increase in not only the number of heroin overdoses or opiate overdoses but deaths as well. shelley: 183 fatal overdoses in 2015, involved fentanyl including 135 deaths that were attributed to fentanyl alone, without any other drugs. >> there' s no quality control at the heroin factory. they put anything in it that they can and, as has been said before, fentanyl is very easy to make. it' s synthetic, doesn' t need to be cultivated, and they add that along with the heroin. shelley: two of the state' s largest cities have been hit hard. >> for november, between nashua and manchester, we' ve had 101 fatalities in the state that we can attribute to what we believe to be opioid overdoses.
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shelley: and he says there is one more disturbing telltale trend. >> and the disturbing part is the amount of narcan that we have to give these patients is increasing. which means the heroin, or whatever it may be mixed with, if it' s fetanyl, is becoming more pure. shelley: there are still 80 suspected drug overdoses that are pending toxicology results. tom: republican front runner donald trump held a rally in the valley tonight. he hit on one of the familiar issues in the campaign, and also the advice he would give young people to be successful. suzanne rountree was there and begins are 2015 -- commitment 2016 coverage. suzanne: several hundred people tonight braved the black ice on new hampshire roads to catch a glimpse and hear how donald trump would change the country if he was electred president of the united states. trump says he was the first candidate to broach the subject of illegal immigration.
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donald trump: you are losing tremendous numbers of jobs. people in this country cant get jobs. illegals are coming intothis country taking jobs that people here would like to have. a lot of bad things are happening. suzanne: trump said he has plans to help people come into the country legally. he touched upon building the wall between mexico in the united states, even giving some attention to structural detail. donald trump: 60, 70, 90 feet,concrete plank, for garage floors it' s precast. you put a foundation, you put a rut, you make it beautoful, you put a little design inthe concrete. you can do that easily, because some day you know what it' s going to be callled right? the trump wall we have to make it beaustiful. suzanne: veterans in the crowd heard trump' s plan to give them quicker access to health care. >> we have a thing that if you are waiting and it' s goingto be a long wait, you are going to a private doctor or private hospital or public hospital that might be two blocks away. you are going to get yourself taken care of and the government is going to pay for it. suzanne: trump says he has plans to save medicare and social
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and he answered several questions from the younger people in the crowd, hoping he would have the solutions to making college affordable for them. he also gave some fatherly advice. donald trump: you have to do something you love, you have to. suzanne: trump also told young people in the crowd to succeed as older adults, they should follow the same mantra he repeated to his own children -- no drugs, no alcohol, no cigarettes. in waterville valley, suzanne roantree, wmur news 9. shelley: chris christie made a stop in new jersey -- in new hampshire this afternoon. he talked about his start in politics and his family, including what he told his kids backstage the night he was elected governor. chris christie: i look at them and when -- i told him when we walk at on the state -- on that
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stage, our life is going to change. the people who are most important in your life always don' t ever forget that. shelley: he was joined at the table by his wife, mary pat, who frequently joins him on the campaign trail. our commitment 2016 coverage continues on her website, wmur.com. find interviews with the people who were there for iconic moments. plus, check out our candidate presidential hopefuls are it' s all on wmur.com. girl known as baby doe has been brought up on charges. shelley: states in the midwest are struggling with an icy, snowy mess. coming up next, the problems which is also caused flooding.
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are accused of breaking into -- police think they might have left in a silver vehicle. call police if you recognize them. the biological father of the little girl found dead on deer island in massachusetts has been arrested. shelley: boston police say joseph amoroso stole 600 dollars worth of merchandise from home depot. he' s the father of bella bond who was once known as baby doe when her body was found over the summer. amoroso played no role in the little girl' s life. or her death. s mother s murder. her mom is charged as being an accessory. tom: operation santa claus is working to replace several thousand dollars worth of toys and gift cards taken during a holiday burglary. the program run by the state employees association provides gifts for disadvantaged children at christmas. police say some time during the thanksgiving break, somebody entered the operation santa claus warehouse and took gift cards and toys. they are still trying to figure out exactly what other presents
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organizers say many people have already stepped up to help replace what is gone. >> that' s the part of the season that operation santa claus can' t overshadow that. and they' re not going to dampen our enthusiasm going forward. tom police say they are working : on several promising leads and tighter security measures are now in place at the warehouse facility. shelley: as parts of the nation get hit with a one-two punch of heavy rain and snow, we' re hearing new details about a dramatic rescue. a mother and her 3 young children were trapped in their car, as flood waters began to rise above their heads. abc' s brandi hitt reports. >> we' re all in the river. >> in a desperate 9-1-1 call. britta franck' s suv had been swept away by flood waters into this oklahoma creek over thanksgiving weekend. the car is under the water. >> we need help. i'
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>> the water was so high. and i just kept telling them keep your head up. franck frantically unbuckled her >> six and 3-year-old sons. and pulled her one-year-old from his seat, just as he went under. that' s when she says a back child-lock window miraculously opened and they crawled out onto the roof. her oldest son, clinging to a nearby tree. is there anybody still in the car? no. we' re on top. >> days later clean-up from the deadly flooding continues. as parts of the midwest now dig out from an icy, snowy mess. one car after the next spinning-out on highways in minnesota. >> it took me two hours and 45 minutes to get to work. crews are also trying to restore >> power to thousands in oklahoma after thick ice downed trees and power lines. oh. >>oh. it' s coming down. for britta' s family rescue teams >>for britta' s family rescue teams found them after 45 minutes in the freezing water. we' re here. >>we' re here. britta? >> he' s waving.
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i just kept telling myself we' ve got to get out of here. we have to get out of here. >> rescue teams help to pull all 3 children to shore where an ambulance was standing by. the entire family was treated at the hospital and released. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. mike: it' s just been some minor icing issues today causing some accidents earlier but now the road crews are out there so we are seeing improvement. take a look at what is been happening out it newfound lake today. with the cloud cover, just enough cold air, some freezing rain falling in many parts of northern and central new hampshire leading to accidental area roadways. nothing compared to that icing event out in the midwest that we' ve seen over the past 24-36 hours. you can see the rain continuing to move on through and that continues through tonight and tomorrow.
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it' s rain falling in contact with cold services -- surfaces resulting in freezing rain. a wet wednesday and wednesday night will follow. once we get beyond the storm and it pulls away, left over royster will fall in the form of snow for many parts of northern new hampshire. after that it looks great for friday into the first weekend of december. freezing rain advisory remains up for the next two hours in northern and central new hampshire. mostly green, that means it' s all rain falling out of the clouds. the pink shaded areas around the mount washington valley and through down through plymouth and just northwest of concord, that' s for some sponsor near 32 and it' s freezing on contact. that means untreated surfaces could be a little bit on the icy side. now washington valley right at 32 degrees, so watch out for
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all the way down into a good part of the monadnock region, there could be a use for eagles here and in steadier rain will feel back in from the south and west overnight and on and off tomorrow. stuck in the low to mid 30' s all day long. mount washington more the warmer spots all day, indicating that warmer areas trying to build in across the northeast. eventually that means just plain rain statewide tomorrow. occasional rain for the morning commute, more rain during the afternoon and evening. the heaviest could fall tomorrow evening before that moves out to the east. that' s not the end of the story. the cold air begins to slowly build in during early thursday morning resulting in a change woods. not out of the question that those areas.
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right now the best bet is through the great north woods see the heart of the white mountains. the higher terrain could see four plus and that could be over half foot in some areas. southern new hampshire, rain may be mixed in with a few wet flakes in terms of a shower thursday but most of the date dry. snow in the mountain the great north woods, friday writing cool , saturday looking good, sunday even warmer even a few spots slightly higher and then cooler but quite early next week. a little bit of glazing continues for a few more hours. above normal temperatures again outside of that. eventually it will change. tom: the red sox have a new lefty and they are paying a good price for him.
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jamie: the red sox have had their battles with lefty david including this game, when he hit david ortiz and mike carp. on may 30, 2014. but now it appears ortiz and price will be teammates. price, the next big free agent player to land in boston. so the red sox follow up black friday and cyber monday with a big shopping tuesday. in desperate need of a top-of-the-rotation starting pitcher, they have reportedly got their guy. free agent lefty david price. according to the boston globe, boston has agreed to a seven-year, $217 million contract with the 30-year-old left-hander. price went 18-5 with a 2.45 era
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last season with the tigers and blue jays. he also gave the sox fits for years as a member of the tampa bay rays. david price reportedly coming to , boston. the bruins and the celtics were both off on this tuesday night. the bruins are back in action on the road tomorrow night at the edmonton oilers. the celts will play thursday night at home against the kings. in the nba tonight the two worst teams in the league hooked up lakers at the 76ers. kobe bryant announced his retirement at the end of the season. he came out firing in this one, a hat trick of 3 pointers in the first 90 seconds of the game. don' t be too impressed though. he took 26 shots in the game and made just 7. he finished with 20 points. the 76rs were 0-8 this season but 0h no more they win 103-91. phoenix suns at the nets. the celtics are rooting for next losses, since they own the first
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not what boston fans wanted to see. the worst records in the nba this year, the celtics own the nets first round draft pick in 2016, but the lakers are starting to win. college hoops michigan at nc state. check out number 22 in blue. duncan robinson from new castle, new hampshire, place for michigan. knocks down a 3 here in the 2nd half his 4th of the game at that point. then he hits another one from the far side, tough shot. he is a sophomore transfer from williams college. robinson comes off the bench to score 17 points. michigan wins 66-59. womens college basketball. colby sawyer hosted plymouth state in new london. panthers in green, savannah miller sets up ace lawrence for the 3 pointer. game high 26 points. and then from the corner, tayler perry knocks one down from long range. she scored 11 points for the panther. the chargers can shoot as well, amando calvo right in front of us.
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thats a 3 pointer. she scored everyone was shooting 12. from downtown. jessica shennkel from 3 panthers win 70:56 on the road first win for psu head coach allison flynn the tradition continues the joe yukica nh chapter of the national football foundation held their annual huddle tonight. this is the end of season get-together for the hs football community coaches and officials gather to honor the 3 state championship teams as well as the most improved team and the official of the year. the 3 state title winners were goffstown, saint thomas, and newport. coaches from the new hampshire college teams speak as well. the unh football season is over, and things will look much different the next time we see the wildcats play a home game. and that is because the new wildcat stadium will be complete for the home opener in 2016. they will host holy cross for the first-ever game at the new stadium. as you can tell there is a lot of work to do, but you can start to envision a beautiful facilty. that will be a source of pride for you in h and the state of new hampshire.
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still to come on news 9 tonight. hello police officer said goodbye to their beards today. shelley: the money they raise
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tom: december is here, bringing and into no shave november for the pelham police department. the police department raised $1250 to donate to the pelham community coalition. the officer say their barber not only did the shaving today, he also made a generous donation to the cause. shelley you can help put a smile : on a child' s face this holiday season, by donating to wmur' s spirit of giving toy drive. along with our partners z-107 and rock 101 we' ll be collecting new, unwrapped toys this friday, saturday, and sunday at toys r us in manchester and at the crossings in newington. members of the wmur team will be live at both locations on friday to thank you for your generosity. all donations will go to toys for tots. tom: so come out and say hello and bring a toy with you shelley: thanks for joining us . shelley: thanks for joining us tom: jimmy kimmel live is next,
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tonight. tom: jimmy kimmel live is next, followed by night line. have a good night. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its visit ncicap.org] if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message we can make and create an economy and democracy that works for all
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